By: Noel Vasquez GC Images

From Sterling to Ballmer -- the Clippers have a new owner

For 33 years the Clippers were owned by the worst owner in American professional sports; now they are owned by the richest owner in American professional sports. Rich doesn't necessarily mean good, but anything is better than Donald Sterling.

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Sterling probate showdown set for July 7

The hearing to determine if Shelly Sterling had the authority to sell the Clippers acting as sole trustee of the trust that owns the team has been set for July 7 -- several days into the crucial NBA free agency period.

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Sterling makes a statement that is so Sterling

We just didn't understand Donald Sterling before -- it turns out, he's a freedom fighter, taking a stand to protect the rights of citizens like you and m.

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Sterling and his crack legal team are suing again

Donald Sterling has changed course at least four times over the last two weeks, completely contradicting earlier statements on several occasions. He's probably nuts -- but he's definitely got too many lawyers, and they're not helping the situation.

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Sterling approves the sale, ready to move on

Donald Sterling has apparently had a change of heart and will not pursue any legal action to block the sale of the Clippers. Pending a pro forma approval by the league's owners, Steve Ballmer will be the new owner without further drama.

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What kind of owner will Steve Ballmer be?

Ballmer's billions don't guarantee anything, but the Clippers now have the option of keeping their core together for the foreseeable future, luxury tax be damned.

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NBA approves sale to Ballmer, cancels DTS hearing

The NBA has approved the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer, pending approval from the Board of Governors. Tuesday's hearing concerning the actions against Donald Sterling has been cancelled. This is it folks.

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Agreement to sell Clippers forwarded to NBA

Shelly Sterling, acting as the sole trustee of the trust that owns the Clippers, has reached a binding agreement to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. That agreement has been submitted to the NBA for approval.

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Ballmer to buy Clippers for record $2 Billion

According to the LA Times, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as won the bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers, agreeing to pay a record $2 Billion to acquire the team. Any sale will have to be approved by the league.

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Donald Sterling to allow Shelly to negotiate sale

Donald Sterling has apparently backed off his litigious stance and has agreed to allow his wife Shelly, a 50% owner herself, to control the sale of the Clippers. This could bring a quick and painless end to the ownership controversy.

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